North America's premiere hockey academy

The Pursuit of Excellence Program is committed to developing a 360 degree player. Our success is seen through the quality and number of players that have moved on to the NHL, WHL, Junior and College levels.

Our Facility

A 27,000 sq ft training facility, divided into four areas, specifically designed to provide players with all the equipment they need to develop, practice and hone their skills.

Our Program

Our results speak for themselves. With alumni in the NHL, WHL, College and Junior levels, we prides ourselves on preparing players physically, mentally and emotionally to excel at the next level

Our Success

We have a proven record of success at developing players and moving them on to the next level. See what our players have accomplished and where they are playing now!

Our Camps

Power Skating, Showcases and Hockey Skills Camps throughout the year can be found here!

Latest News


Previewing The NAPHL: Pursuit Of Excellence

September 13, 2014

Over the course of the next two weeks, the North American Prospects Hockey League Read More

Matt Hughes Named New Head Coach For U18 Prep

August 11, 2014

Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy is pleased to announce the hiring of Matt Hughes Read More



Fred Dobransky, who has performed so many rolls for the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy over the past several years, officially announced his retirement.

“It would be hard to find anyone who was harder working and more committed to the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy and its philosophy of developing the 360 degree player, than Fred Dobransky. Fred was constantly on the road meeting with families, recruiting players, scouting for new players, and always suggesting new ways of helping to improve the development of our players and our program.” commented David Roy, President of POE.

“Fred’s commitment didn’t end with the Academy, it extended far beyond that to the individual players and families as well. Fred not only brought players into the POE Academy, he made it his responsibility as well to ensure the POE players had every opportunity to be placed on a junior team when they left the Academy.”

“Fred will be missed in a big way by POE, but, by far his biggest contribution, more than any I have mentioned so far, is our friendship. And Fred and I know that friendship will continue on into eternity.

Fred and Mary, saying thank you will never be enough. But please always continue to come and spend time with us at POE whenever you can.” remarked David Roy.

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"In the 2005/06 year as a 15 year old, I attended the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy. While attending the Pursuit Academy, I became a stronger person, a better skater, stronger in academics, and learned life skills. During that year I also played on the BC Outback (a Senior AAA Women's team). Throughout that year... Read more

Pursuit of Excellence is a hockey academy based in Kelowna, B.C., Canada. Ran by head coach, David Roy, Pursuit of Excellence is a hockey school that is focused on developing excellent hockey players.